Eaton to relocate Milwaukee operation

Cleveland-based Eaton Corp. plans to move its operations currently located at 4201 N. 27th St., in Milwaukee’s central city, to another location.
The company has not yet decided where it will move the operation, according to spokesman Mark Horner.
However, a source familiar with the company’s plans said Eaton plans to move the Milwaukee operation to the western suburbs.
The Milwaukee facility is used by the industrial control division for Eaton’s electrical sector. Eaton has 145 employees at the facility.
The facility is owned by Eaton and has an assessed value of $2.96 million, according to city records.
In May the company initiated discussions with officials from the state Department of Commerce, Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee Department of City Development about its desire to move the Milwaukee operation to a new location, Horner said. Those discussions are ongoing, he said.
“We are considering a number of options,” Horner said. “Our intent is to find a location that best supports our future needs.”
Horner declined to provide addition information about what locations Eaton is considering, or why the company wants to move the Milwaukee operation.
A relocation by Eaton would be a blow to the city’s efforts to redevelop the 30th Street Industrial Corridor.

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